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Taking Home a Bronze 15 June 2020

Taking Home a Bronze

Voice of the Sea episode about CTAHR wins a Telly Award

The Hawai’i Sea Grant center was awarded a Bronze Telly Award for educational institution programming for its episode on some CTAHR programs and faculty. This episode of Voice of the Sea explores traditional farming practices, indigenous plants, and chemicals in the aquatic environment and their effects on food fishes.

More Anthurium 15 June 2020

More Anthurium

Master’s thesis project investigates anthurium propagation

What’s better than one elegant, bright, sassy anthurium? Lots of them! But how’s the best way to propagate this iconic Hawai‘i plant? Find out more Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. at Jaclyn Nicole Uy’s defense of her MS thesis, “Rapid In Vitro Multiplication of Anthurium Using a Temporary Immersion System (RITA®)” via Zoom.

The Business of Cover Crops 12 June 2020

The Business of Cover Crops

An essential sustainable farming practice needs more land for seeds

Cover crops, usually grown between the harvest and planting season of the main cash crop, are increasingly popular on America’s farms. From 2012 to 2017, their usage jumped by 50 percent to 6.2 million hectares. The main reason is sustainability. Cover crops make soil healthier. They reduce erosion and help restore nutrients and carbon, and create the conditions where soil can better hold moisture.

Get WPS 5 June 2020

Get WPS

In-person safety training TODAY at 10:00 a.m. at Magoon

Joseph DeFrank of the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences is offering a Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training TODAY, Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at the Magoon Research Facility. Training must be done annually, so if your WPS training is expiring soon or you have new assistants who need training, please consider attending.

More ‘Ulu in Our Future? 27 May 2020

More ‘Ulu in Our Future?

Climate change may expand breadfruit’s growing range

For centuries, breadfruit has served as a major staple food in the Pacific Islands, and starting 200 years ago has spread widely across the global tropics. Lauded as a crop that could potentially transform tropical agriculture and address global hunger, breadfruit has high productivity, an excellent nutritional profile, and is a long-lived tree—whereas virtually all other world staples are annual crops.

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